Books Quotes

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.

Francis Bacon

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

Francis Bacon

Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.

Francis Bacon

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

Iosip Aleksandrovich Brodsky

The great threat to the young and pure in heart is not what they read but what they do not read.

Heywood Broun

So many read good books and get nothing, because they read them over cursorily, slightly, superficially.

Thomas Brooks

Books may preach when the author cannot, when the author may not, when the author dares not, yes, and which is more, when the author is not.

Thomas Brooks

A good book is never exhausted. It goes on whispering to you from the wall.

Anatole Broyard

In science, read, by preference the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classics are always modern.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton

I read because I love the experience, because it is a powerful teacher of life, because it transforms me.

Leo Babauta

A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.

Laura Welch Bush

It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.

James Baldwin

Poor people have big TV. Rich people have big library.

Jim Rohn

I read because I love the experience, because it is a powerful teacher of life, because it transforms me.

Leo Babauta

A book is simply the container of an idealike a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.

Angela Carter

The true University of these days is a Collection of Books.

Thomas Carlyle

The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary act into a shared vision. As long as we have books, we are not alone.

Laura Welch Bush

Libraries are brothels for the mind. Which means that librarians are the madames, greeting the punters, understanding their strange tastes and needs and then pimping their books.

Guy Browning

A big book is a big misfortune.

Callimachus of Cyrene

'Tis pleasure, sure, to see one's name in print; A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't.

George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron

All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of Books.

Thomas Carlyle

Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.

Laura Welch Bush

Every child in American should have access to a well-stocked school library. An investment in libraries is an investment in our children's future.

Laura Welch Bush

The best time to plan a book is while you are doing the dishes.

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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